Dr. Ronald E. McNair, a native of Lake City, South Carolina became the second African American to fly in space aboard the STS-41-B in 1978. McNair’s life was sadly brought to an end on January 28, 1986 during the Challenger spaceship disaster.
Since his death, McNair has been honored with the Congressional Space Medal of Honors, the highest award given by NASA. On January 29, 2011, twenty-five years after the Challenger spaceship disaster, the public library in Lake City, South Carolina was dedicated as the Ronald McNair Life History Center.
The Ronald McNair Life History Center is located at E Main St, Lake City, SC 29560.